Clinton Wayne Manning Jr., 21, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for misdemeanor domestic assault.
A felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor domestic assault charge were dismissed in a plea agreement.
According to court records, at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 a woman went to the Detroit Lakes Police Department to report a domestic assault that had occurred earlier that morning. Manning had been drinking the night before and got angry with the woman when she tried to wake him up for work.
During the argument he allegedly pushed her down onto a chair and choked her around the neck with both hands, to the point she couldn't breathe and felt her face turning purple.
While choking her, Manning allegedly told the woman "I hope you die." She managed to get a foot on his chest and pushed him away. He then began to break her personal property. A police officer observed visible injuries to her face and neck and she reported feeling scared and angry during the assault. Manning admitted arguing and breaking things, but not the assault.
On July 5, District Judge Jay Carlson issued a stay of adjudication and continued the case. Manning was ordered to pay a $400 fine and $565 in court fees, get a chemical dependency evaluation, and follow the recommendations, and complete anger management counseling/treatment. He was ordered to submit to random testing and abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs. A no-contact order was put in place.
He was placed on supervised probation for two years.